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Can somebody teach me hybridization of simple compounds. Like for sp,sp2 and sp3.
Like I know water is sp3 but I don't understand why. It's a bent shape, right? So shouldn't it be sp?
 2 years ago
 2 years ago
Can somebody teach me hybridization of simple compounds. Like for sp,sp2 and sp3. Like I know water is sp3 but I don't understand why. It's a bent shape, right? So shouldn't it be sp?
 2 years ago
 2 years ago

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shamalamadingdongBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
think about the electron pairs sticking off the oxygen. That's a total of two hydrogens and two electron clouds. That's the reason it's bent becuase the electron pairs(clouds ) push the other sides down. This gives a total of 4 distinct orbitals which is why it's sp3. One s plus 3 p's equal 4 hybrid sp3 orbitals.
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rainbow22Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I'm sorry, I did not understand that.. >.>
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shamalamadingdongBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
gimme a sec i haz pictures
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physicsmeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
try this video http://www.khanacademy.org/science/organicchemistry/v/sp3hybridizedorbitalsandsigmabonds
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shamalamadingdongBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
That's a great video. Watch it and let me know if you still need help. I'm working on finding the pics in my pdf book.
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rainbow22Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Is it possible to just write out the electron configurations and somehow get the hybridizations?
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SarkarBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
There is a simple formula to find hybridization hyb=No. of surrounding atoms+0.5[no. of valence electrons1*MA2DA3*TAAnionic charge+cationic charge] this is a universal formula to find hybridization of any simple formula...
 2 years ago
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